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FC Barcelona News: 17 April 2017; Players Enjoy Day Off, Javier Mascherano a Fitness Doubt

Copa del Rey Semi Final - Barcelona v Getafe

Training plan for a week in which the Champions League and the Clásico await | FC Barcelona
Barça are still in three competitions and they switch their attention from the Champions League to LaLiga ahead of Sunday’s crucial Clásico. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona face each other at the Bernabéu and the Catalans will travel to the Spanish capital on Sunday morning looking to get a positive result that will keep them in the league title race.

Home results in Europe provide reason to believe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face a less than easy task when Juventus visit the Camp Nou on Wednesday night, with Luis Enrique’s men needing to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first encounter. That said, Barça’s numbers on home soil give plenty of reasons for optimism, with 21 goals scored in Europe and just one conceded.

Masch to miss Juve test? | Football Espana
Javier Mascherano could miss Barcelona’s second leg of their Champions League quarter final through injury, the Catalan club fear. The Argentine international missed training on Monday through a calf injury which is not thought to be serious, but could be enough to see him miss Wednesday’s encounter at the Camp Nou.

The mosaic for the Juventus match | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s team are aiming to produce another magical night at the Camp Nou. The blaugranas need another comeback against Juventus at 8.45pm CET on Wednesday like the one they managed in the round of 16 against PSG. They lost the first leg 3-0 and they need the fans’ support to help overturn that result so the Club is organising another mosaic to support the players in the return leg.

10 years since Messi's historic goal against Getafe | FC Barcelona
10 years ago on Tuesday, Messi scored a stunning goal which will live long in the memory. The Maradona-esque strike against Getafe in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey in 2006/07 went down as one of the best goals scored in the history of football as Messi started in his own half, dribbled past five players and put the ball past Luis Garcia.

Lionel Messi's 'work of art' or replica? Remembering the Diego Maradona copy a decade on | Sky Sports
Frank Rijkaard, then Barcelona head coach, dubbed Lionel Messi's solo effort as a 'work of art' after the game, but the uncanny resemblance to Diego Maradona's 1986 World Cup semi-final goal against England left AS journalist Alfredo Relaño calling it a 'replica'.

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